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Regional Roundup of the News The following are links to a selection of transportation-related articles published recently by newspapers in the northern New Jersey region. This page is updated on at least a bi-weekly basis. Please note that links on this page may expire or be unreliable due to changes made by host newspapers.
NJ Transit OKs $4M contract for Penn Station design work, 5/14/2020 - The New Jersey Transit board of directors on Wednesday authorized a $4.1 million contract with FX Collaborative Architects of New York for preliminary design, engineering and construction assistance of the Central Concourse Extension at Penn Station New York (PSNY), which will provide additional customer access to tracks.
Construction for Raritan River Bridge replacement to begin this summer, 5/14/20 - Construction to replace the Raritan River Bridge is set to begin this summer.
Senators stem paratransit contracts as NJ Transit board OKs Penn Station improvement plan, 5/14/20 - One paratransit contract was tabled and another tweaked at Wednesday's NJ Transit board meeting, along with approvals for New York Penn Station redesigns, and an extension of a study for post-pandemic travel over the river.
Planning group explains why Port Authority, NJ Transit need billions more in federal bailouts, 5/13/20 - NJ Transit and the Port Authority asked federal officials for a total of $4.2 billion from the next round of COVID-19 aid as transit agencies across the nation said the road to recovery from coronavirus losses will take money.
N.J. orders car, business insurers to cut premiums, give refunds due to coronavirus restrictions, 5/13/2020 — State regulators on Tuesday told insurance companies they have to cut premiums for motorists and other types of policy holders retroactive for two months and refund the difference, thanks to the lower risk of traffic accidents or other kinds of payouts amid the restrictions and economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
NJ Transit and other transit agencies request $33B in next round of federal funding 5/12/2020 - Fearing growing budget gaps, smaller state coffers and vulnerable capital dollars, a coalition of transit agency leaders from around the country, including from NJ Transit, has urged federal lawmakers to provide a second round of stimulus funding.
Second coronavirus testing site opens for NJ Transit employees at Rowan University, 5/12/2020 — A week after the agency announced employees could sign up for appointments at the East Rutherford testing site, agency officials announced adding a second site at Rowan University in Gloucester County. At least 345 employees signed up for appointments, which are required, at the East Rutherford site as of last Thursday.
Monmouth County awarded $31 million in federal funding for Rumson–Sea Bright Bridge replacement NJTPA Mention, 5/12/2020 – Monmouth County received North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) Board approval of additional $31 million in federal funding for the replacement of the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge and $800,000 in federal funding for a study of Laurel Avenue in Holmdel.
PSE&G Urges State to Get Going on $364M Plan to Electrify Transportation Sector NJ Spotlight, 5/11/20 - A proposal to block the state’s utilities from investing hundreds of millions of dollars into building out the infrastructure for electric vehicles conflicts with law, policy and common sense, according to Public Service Electric & Gas.
Lakeland Bus Lines to resume service for Morris County commuters, 5/11/2020 - As states begin to relax shutdown orders and workers continue to commute to essential jobs, a commuter bus line has announced it will return service to the Morris County and western Essex County area, but under a reduced timetable.
MVC adds online services, 5/11/2020 — The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it has added to its growing offering of web-based transactions, expanding the types of vehicles eligible for online registration renewals and replacements.
NJ Transit expanding coronavirus testing for its workers with site in South Jersey NJ Transit expanding coronavirus testing for its workers with site in South Jersey, 5/11/2020 - NJ Transit employees will get a South Jersey location to be tested for the coronavirus, following through on a pledge made last week.
Morris County seeks to eliminate 18 Ungated Train Crossings – Final Public Meeting (May 28) NJTPA mention
Hopatcong Lake Regional News, 5/8/20 - Morris County, in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) and the Federal Highway Administration, is hosting a virtual public meeting on the Dover & Rockaway Railroad Study on Thursday May 28.
Amtrak joins other carriers that require passengers wear face coverings, 5/7/2020 - Amtrak is the latest carrier to require passengers to wear face coverings or masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, joining NJ Transit and several airlines also requiring the precaution.
Need to go to the MVC? It’ll have to wait longer. Facilities closed through end of May., 5/7/2020 - State Motor Vehicle Commission agencies and inspection stations will continue to remain closed until May 26 to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Traffic deaths in N.J. plunge to 50-year low as coronavirus leaves roads empty, 5/7/20 - If you are desperate for good news amid the coronavirus pandemic, here’s some: Traffic deaths in New Jersey for April fell to their lowest level in more than 50 years.
NJ Motor Vehicle Commission extends closure through Memorial Day, 5/7/20 - New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission will stay closed through at least Memorial Day as the agency deals with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Thursday.
Consultants Look to Modernize Jersey City Parking NJTPA Mention
Jersey City Times, 5/6/20 — Parking in Jersey City may never be the same.  That is if a team of consultants hired by the city has anything to say about it. In an hour-long presentation before a virtual caucus meeting of the municipal council, the consultants laid out a detailed proposal for bringing Jersey City’s parking rules into the 21stcentury.
2 PATH stations in NYC to shut down overnight for remainder of COVID-19 emergency, 5/6/2020 - The PATH stations at 9th Street and 23rd Street in Manhattan will shut down during the overnight hours for the remainder of the coronavirus emergency, the Port Authority announced.
Coronavirus Stimulus May Yield Funds For Gateway Program: Reports, 5/5/20 -  A multi-trillion-dollar infrastructure package that is being negotiated as part of Congress' fourth new coronavirus stimulus may result in federal funding of the critical Gateway Program, according to reports.
NJ Transit to begin testing contactless ticket machines, 5/5/2020 - The next-generation ticket machines will read contactless credit and debit cards and smartphone “wallets.” 
Traffic deaths dropped in the U.S and N.J. for three years. What are we doing right?, 5/5/2020 — If there is a positive side to the coronavirus pandemic, it might be that fatal traffic crashes are 12% lower this year compared to the same period in 2019, according to State Police statistics.
Fewer N.J. bridges are in poor condition, study says, but 10 heavily traveled spans need major repairs, 5/4/2020 - Fewer bridges in New Jersey are in need of major repairs, according to two annual reports that show that the state’s higher gasoline tax may be having an impact.

2 PATH stations in NYC to shut down overnight for remainder of COVID-19 emergency, 5/6/2020 - The PATH stations at 9th Street and 23rd Street in Manhattan will shut down during the overnight hours for the remainder of the coronavirus emergency, the Port Authority announced.
NJ Transit says it only has enough money to cover ops through mid-June (updated), 5/1/2020 - With the COVID-19 pandemic decimating New Jersey Transit’s ridership by nearly 100 percent and burning through revenue, the statewide agency said Thursday that it only has enough cash on hand to fund its operations through mid-June.
NJ Transit employees will be tested for coronavirus, Murphy says, 4/30/2020 - NJ Transit employees will tested for the coronavirus at the American Dream retail complex in East Rutherford and later at sites elsewhere in Central and South Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday
NJ Transit rolls out bigger new buses that make social distancing easier, 4/30/2020 - The first of NJ Transits new articulated buses, the ones that bend in the middle, hit the road this week on routes that had experienced overcrowding before the coronavirus crisis hit.
Complete and Green Streets for All NJTPA Mention
NJ Municipalities, 4/30/20 - Complete streets are designed for all users, all modes of transportation and all ability levels. They balance the needs of drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, emergency responders, and goods movement based on the local context.
I-78 express lane closures set for this week postponed, 4/28/2020 - TRENTON, NJ — The closure of the I-78 express lanes scheduled for this week in Union and Essex Counties has been postponed due to weather, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced today.
Advocacy Groups Urge NJ Turnpike Authority to Put the Brakes on $24B Capital Plan, 4/28/2020 - Their message: The state doesn’t need more highways and higher tolls; it needs to focus funds on mass transit, clean vehicles and environmental justice
Now landing at food banks in N.J. — 15K pounds of donations from United Airlines, 4/27/2020 — What’s happened to all that food that would have fed travelers who aren’t flying during the coronavirus outbreak? It’s landing in food banks to help hungry New Jersey residents.
Once recession-proof, US trucking is squeezed by coronavirus ALJAZEERA, 4/27/2020 — Trucking is supposed to be a recession-proof industry. But the coronavirus pandemic, and the economic downturn that is accompanying it, is rewriting the rules.
Coronavirus: New Jersey's MVC to remain closed for at least two more weeks, 4/25/2020 - As New Jersey continues to work toward mitigating the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission has opted to extend previously announced closures until at least May 11.
Yes, gas is cheap right now. No, you shouldn’t hoard it like toilet paper., 4/24/2020 - Due to coronavirus travel restrictions and their impact on the oil industry, a gallon of gas is now almost 90 cents lower than what drivers paid a year ago.
Port Authority takes financial hit from coronavirus as commuting, cargo volume drop, 4/24/2020 — The bistate agency's net operating income was 5% lower than what was budgeted for January, February and March, though still 1.3% higher than the first quarter of 2019, according to Libby McCarthy, the Port Authority's chief financial officer, who updated the board at its monthly meeting Thursday.
State commits $45M to electrify heavy-duty vehicles used in cities NJ Spotlight, 4/23/2020 — The state yesterday allocated nearly $45 million to bolster its efforts to electrify the transportation sector, targeting the money to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by converting heavy-duty vehicles in urban areas to electric power.
United Airlines donating airline travel to health care workers, cargo space to move supplies, 4/21/2020 - Twenty-five nurses from Centura Health in Colorado will fly into Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday to work in three New Jersey hospitals — St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson, Saint Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick and Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth.
Two Hudson-Bergen light rail stations to reopen April 25, 4/21/2020 - Two Hudson-Bergen Light Rail stations, at Martin Luther King Drive and Garfield Avenue, will reopen Saturday for the first time since last June, NJ Transit officials said.
Kill toll hikes and projects while N.J. is preoccupied by pandemic, group tells Murphy, 4/21/20 - Environmentalists want Gov. Phil Murphy to hit the pause button on proposed projects ranging from state toll road widenings to large housing developments until the coronavirus pandemic has passed so residents have an opportunity to voice their opinions.
Small fleets struggle as freight levels continue nosedive Overdrive, 4/21/20 - Fleets with under 10 trucks reported a continuing downward spiral of freight demand last week, based on Overdrive‘s weekly survey of readers on the impact of COVID-19.
NJ Transit bus schedules modified this week after executive order took effect, 4/20/2020 - Another round of new bus schedules went into effect Monday, as NJ Transit works to comply with a recent executive order from Gov. Phil Murphy that requires buses, trains and light rail cars to maintain 50% capacity on board so passengers can practice social distancing.
NJ Transit natural gas plant in Kearny gets green light, 4/20/2020 - NJ Transit is moving forward with the construction of a natural gas power plant in Kearny after the project passed an environmental review Friday.
Funds from Regional Clean-Energy Initiative to Electrify NJ’s Transportation Sector NJ Spotlight, 4/20/20 - Murphy administration gears majority of Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative money toward investing in NJ Transit buses and infrastructure, helping low- and moderate-income communities.
NJ Transit railroad boss, praised by workers and riders, dies from coronavirus, 4/18/20 - The man who came from the Long Island Rail Road to help fix NJ Transit’s rail system has died from coronavirus complications, officials said Saturday.
NJ Transit adding bus service in attempt to improve social distancing, 4/17/20 - Essential workers riding NJ Transit buses to and from work are getting more service on certain routes starting Monday to allow riders to social distance themselves and reduce exposure to coronavirus, officials said.
NJ Transit head tests positive for COVID-19 NJBIZ, 4/16/20 - The head of New Jersey Transit tested positive for COVID-19, the agency announced on Thursday morning.
NJ airports set for $160M in federal relief NJBiz,com, 4/16/2020 - Airports around New Jersey will receive federal aid as some facilities report that passenger counts are down by as much as 99 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hackensack seeks resident input about Demarest Place to create an ART Walk NJTPA MENTION
TAP into Hackensack, 4/14/2020 — As the city’s downtown continues its transformation into a retail and residential destination with the myriad of high-end apartment complexes currently under construction, the City of Hackensack and the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation are working with Together North Jersey to develop a plan to redesign Demarest Place into an ART Walk that will connect to it from the Hackensack Bus Terminal.
North Jersey, Westchester airports to get more than $173M in federal coronavirus aid, 4/14/20 - Airports throughout North Jersey and southern New York will get nearly $173 million in federal aid to help them through the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated the aviation and travel industries.
Gas Station Owners Ask Murphy to Allow Self-Service During Pandemic NJSpotlight, 4/14/2020 - NJSpotlight, 4/14/2020 - With gas stations closing as attendants quit because they’re afraid of contracting COVID-19, a trade organization is asking the Murphy administration to lift temporarily the ban on self-service gasoline.
NJ DOT receives bridge project funds, 4/13/2020 - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials said the agency has been awarded $47.3 million in grant funding for statewide bridge maintenance projects via the Local Bridges Fund.
Sales of electric vehicles expected to drop 43 percent in 2020, 4/13/2020 - A COVID-19 pandemic, potential delays to fleet purchasing due to lower oil pricing and a wait-and-see approach to buying new cars, will all contribute to sales of EVs dropping to 1.3 million in 2020, down from 2.2 million in 2019.
NJM Insurance returns $41.7M to NJ drivers; Selective sets 15 percent credit (updated), 4/13/2020 - As the COVID-19 pandemic slams New Jersey, NJM Insurance Group and Selective Insurance Company of America are giving back to their auto insurance policyholders.
New Jersey Motor Vehicle offices closed until April 27 - 4/13/2020 - New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced that the closure of all New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agency, road testing, and inspections facilities is being extended as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
NJ Transit to reduce capacity by half while riders must cover face, executive order states, 4/11/2020 - Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order Saturday requiring NJ Transit and other private carriers to cut capacity on vehicles by 50%, require gloves and masks for workers, and mandate face coverings for those riding transit.
Murphy cuts NJ Transit capacity to 50%, requires face masks to fight coronavirus, 4/11/20 - Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday announced new rules and restrictions for public transportation in New Jersey as part of his continued use of executive orders to increase social distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
A conundrum for New Yorkers: Social distancing in the subway Associated Press, 4/10/20 - They let trains that look too crowded pass by. If they decide to board, they search for emptier cars to ride in. Then they size up fellow passengers before picking the safest spot they can find to sit or stand for commutes sometimes lasting an hour or more.
Amtrak CARES Act Appropriation: $1.02B, 4/10/2020 - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is making more than $1 billion under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act available to Amtrak “to support the railroad’s activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19) in the U.S. and its impacts on operations and business.”
N.J. Sens. ask Trump Administration for COVID guidelines for transit workers TransportationToday, 4/10/2020 - New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have asked the Trump Administration to outline guidance for transit workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Experts Stress Partnerships as COVID-19 Disrupts Supply Chain NJTPA Mention
Transportation Topics, 4/9/20 - Transportation agencies and planners should rely on communication and partnerships as they respond to immediate needs and assess long-term effects associated with the coronavirus. That was the assessment by Anne Strauss-Wieder, director of freight planning for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority.
Riders Concerned About Social Distancing on Some NJ Transit Buses NJ Spotlight, 4/8/20 - The agency has slashed service amid steep ridership declines and manpower shortages, but some riders say they routinely encounter crowds on the buses left in service
Low NJ Transit ridership from coronavirus means hitting safety system deadline should be easier, 4/7/20 - NJ Transit could win the race to meet a federal deadline to have a safety system installed and running by the end of the year, and reduced travel due to the coronavirus may help.
Uh, oh, you automatically received your monthly transit pass for April. Now what?, 4/7/2020 - When commuters were told to work from home last month, to cut down exposure to the coronavirus, there may be one thing they forgot to hit the pause button on - the monthly transit pass automatically purchased through pre-tax payroll plans.
NJ Transit board talks coronavirus, positive train control, Portal North Bridge and more, 4/7/2020 - How NJ Transit officials are grappling with the effects of coronavirus, positive train control and the Portal North Bridge project were the most discussed items at Tuesday's virtual board meeting.
NJ Transit closes station waiting rooms, puts down markers for social distancing, 4/6/2020 - NJ Transit has closed station waiting rooms and started installing “social distancing” strips at ticket vending machines to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
United drastically cuts Newark airport flights to help stop coronavirus spread, 4/4/2020 - United Airlines has made a temporary, but significant, change to the number of flights out of Newark and LaGuardia airports as a way to limit the number of employees needed at the two locations during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
NJ Transit’s largest light rail line reduces service due to coronavirus, 4/3/2020 - NJ Transit’s largest light rail line is going on a reduced coronavirus schedule on Monday as the agency continues to grapple with diminished ridership, as only essential workers continue to commute.
Gas Prices Dip Below $2 Per Gallon, Cheapest in NJ since 2016, 4/1/2020 - HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Three gas stations along Route 206 less than two miles apart proclaim the good news on their electronic stanchion signs - gasoline prices in New Jersey have dipped below $2 per gallon for the first time since November, 2016, when the state's 23-cent per gallon Transportation Trust Fund tax went into effect.
NJ Transit uses coronavirus downtime to make progress on safety system installation, 3/31/2020 - NJ Transit, which has seen its train schedules dramatically reduced because of the coronavirus lockdown, is taking advantage of the freed-up rail lines to do more testing of a federally mandated safety system intended to prevent crashes.
NJ Transit adjusts weekday bus schedule NJBiz, 3/30/2020 - New Jersey Transit said that as of March 30, it is adjusting its weekday bus service to a special schedule to accommodate essential travel due to the decline in ridership related to COVID-19.
Everything NJ essential workers need to know about bus, train, ferry and toll changes The Record, 3/30/2020 — Reductions and changes are continuing on major modes of transit this week with schedule modifications, temporary policy adjustments and travel advisories from states and agencies.
As toll roads go cashless, fleets and drivers face new costs FreightWaves, 3/30/2020 — For truck owner-operators and fleet drivers who still pay cash at tolls, it could be an added expense during an already hectic time on the road, experts said.
Lawmakers to Murphy: Put off N.J. toll increases until coronavirus crisis ends, 3/30/2020 — Six Republican state lawmakers and a congressman asked Gov. Phil Murphy to delay the process to approve toll increases on the states three toll roads until after the coronavirus pandemic is over.
Coronavirus: New Jersey's MVC will remain closed into April, 3/27/2020 -, 3/27/2020 - Though officials originally announced that the Motor Vehicle Commission would be closed through March 30, that was extended into April on Friday in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Senate coronavirus bill includes the money NJ Transit asked for, Booker says, 3/25/2020 — The $2 trillion stimulus package making its way through Congress includes more than $1 billion for New Jersey Transit, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said Wednesday.
Deadline to get Real ID license will be pushed back, Trump says, 3/25/2020 — President Donald Trump has stopped the clock due to coronavirus concerns on a looming deadline for drivers to get a Real ID driver’s license needed by Oct. 1 for use as identification for domestic air travel.
Parkway, Turnpike ban cash tolls to stem coronavirus spread, 3/24/2020 —  The N.J. Turnpike Authority joined sister agencies in three neighboring states by suspending cash toll payment to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Bus companies suspend commuter service due to the coronavirus, 3/24/2020 — Some private commuter bus carriers have temporarily closed up, suspending service to and from New York after coronavirus travel restrictions sapped ridership.
NY Waterway ferry service dialed back, buses halted, 3/24/2020 — NY Waterway has reduced its ferry service and eliminated its bus system for now as ridership has plummeted with work-from-home orders in place in New York and New Jersey.
Coronavirus: NJ Transit among agencies requesting $25 billion bailout from Congress, 3/24/2020 -, 3/24/2020 - The nation's largest statewide transit agency, NJ Transit, joined nine others from around the country to request a $25 billion federal bailout.
Funds to aid New Jersey rail transportation network, 3/24/2020 - The 13 grants via the agency’s FY2020 Rail Freight Assistance Program aid in supporting economic activity by preserving and improving the existing freight transportation system while making freight rail service more widely available for businesses throughout the state.
Metro-area airports see service worker layoffs as COVID-19 decimates travel, union says, 3/23/2020 - More than 1,500 service workers contracted at the metro area’s three largest airports have found themselves without work as the COVID-19 outbreak leads to steep drops in travel and brings commerce to a standstill.
Hudson River crossings temporarily turn to electronic toll collection NJBiz, 3/23/2020 — As of Sunday, tolls at the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln and Holland Tunnels will suspend cash collection and exclusively collect tolls electronically.
NJ Transit cuts back on light rail, changes bus rules to help with social distancing, 3/23/2020 -, 3/23/2020 - Riders on two of NJ Transit’s three light rail lines will be the next NJ Transit passengers to see service reductions due to coronavirus concerns and Gov.Phil Murphy’s orders for non-essential employees to work from home.
Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus The New York Times, 3/22/20 - In cities across the United States, traffic on roads and highways has fallen dramatically over the past week as the coronavirus outbreak forces people to stay at home and everyday life grinds to a halt.
Traffic and Pollution Plummet as U.S. Cities Shut Down for Coronavirus The New York Times, 3/22/20 - In cities across the United States, traffic on roads and highways has fallen dramatically over the past week as the coronavirus outbreak forces people to stay at home and everyday life grinds to a halt.
NJ Transit adds some trains back into modified coronavirus rail schedule, 3/21/2020 - NJ Transit is tweaking a reduced rail schedule it put in place on Friday -- adding a few more trains back into its lineup in time for Monday’s rush hour commutes. 
Port Authority asks feds for $1.9 billion bailout as coronavirus pummels travel, 3/20/2020 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is the latest regional agency to ask federal officials for a bail out, citing coronavirus related travel losses at all its facilities.
New Jersey DOT Awards $30.1 Million for Local Freight Routes Transport Topics, 3/19/20 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation announced that $30.1 million has been awarded to counties and municipalities for projects meant to help facilitate large-truck traffic.
Truck Stops, Travel Centers Open During Coronavirus Crisis Transport Topics, 3/19/20 - Transport Topics, 3/19/20 - Most travel centers and truck stops nationwide are remaining open during the coronavirus pandemic but operate with restrictions ranging from disallowing sit-down food service to practicing social-distancing precautions.
Despite COVID-19 Crisis, Turnpike Authority to Hold Hearings on Toll Hikes NJ Spotlight, 3/18/20 - Even amid an unprecedented global health crisis, officials say the show must go on, at least when it comes to a multibillion-dollar capital plan that could soon hit motorists on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike with hefty toll increases.
City of Hackensack in NJ, NNJCF and Partners to Create Demarest Place ART Walk NJTPA Mention, 3/18/2020 - The City of Hackensack is partnering with the Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) and the Together New Jersey (TNJ) consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place pedestrian walkway into an ART Walk.
New Jersey Transit Ridership Down 40%; Says Bigger Drop May Prompt Cuts Bloomberg, 3/17/20 -- New Jersey Transit said ridership fell about 40% Monday amid efforts to curb public gatherings to slow the spread of the coronavirus, though for now the nation’s largest statewide mass-transportation provider is maintaining regular bus and train service.
What are transit systems doing to protect their workers amid coronavirus outbreak?, 3/17/2020 -, 3/17/2020 - Transit workers are rigorously trying to protect themselves from coronavirus on the job despite decreasing ridership numbers, as many public transit schedules remain for now to get health care providers, public service employees and cops to work.
I’m working from home now. Can I get a refund on my monthly bus, train tickets?, 3/17/20 - A lot of would-be commuters who are working from home due to the coronavirus are now asking themselves: can I get a refund for my pricey, unused monthly rail and bus tickets?
New Jersey Begins Its Annual Attack on All Those Winter Potholes NJ Spotlight, 3/16/20 - NJ Spotlight, 3/16/20 - The annual ramp-up of efforts to eradicate the latest crop of potholes from New Jersey’s roadways is now underway, officials at the state Department of Transportation announced earlier this month.
West Orange will receive complete streets assistance NJTPA Mention
EssexNewsDaily, 3/15/2020- EWING, NJ — Eight municipalities will receive up to $10,000 in technical assistance for complete streets projects ranging from workshops on walkability to bicycle network plans, conceptual designs and safety assessments, the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority recently announced..
NJ Transit May Cut Back Schedules After 20% Ridership Drop Bloomberg, 3/14/20 - New Jersey Transit may cut back mass-transportation schedules after a 20% ridership decrease, Governor Phil Murphy said.
More than 160K NJ Transit riders are staying home daily due to coronavirus outbreak, 3/13/20 - The usually tardy yet bustling NJ Transit 126 bus left the Port Authority in New York on Wednesday night exactly at its 7:09 p.m. departure time for its journey through the Lincoln Tunnel to Hoboken.
Coalition Calls for Carbon Cap-and-Trade Program Across Northeast, Mid-Atlantic NJ Spotlight, 3/13/20 - IKEA, Hackensack Meridian Health among signatories to proposal for ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernize and decarbonize our region’s transportation system’
Commuters seeing empty trains as ridership drops amid coronavirus spread, 3/12/20 - Commuter buses, trains and parking lots are starting to empty this week as fears of being exposed to the coronavirus have prompted employers to encourage workers to work from home, and colleges have moved classes online so people can avoid crowds and possible exposure.
Newark Council OKs Transit Village Proposal For 'Four Corners'  Patch, 3/12/20 - The intersection of Broad and Market Street, also known as the "Four Corners," is one of the busiest in Newark. Early maps of Newark from the 1660s show that the city was founded around the intersection. In more recent times, it's been the setting for major motion pictures like "Joker."
NJ Transit meeting: Senate hearing, bus upgrades, budgets, Graddy settlement, coronavirus Bergen Record, 3/12/20 - NEWARK - Dozens of members of the public appeared and spoke at NJ Transit’s Wednesday board meeting despite growing concerns about large-group gathering amid coronavirus outbreaks.
Subways, Airports in Costly Rush to Clean Amid Virus Threat Bloomberg 3/11/20 - New York disinfected more than 4,000 subway cars, 5,300 buses and roughly 2,500 commuter train cars last weekend. Every rail and subway station in the nation’s largest mass-transit system was also sanitized.
Jersey City’s on-demand public bus service moves thousands of riders (updated), 3/10/2020 -, 3/10/2020 - Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Via Chief Executive Officer and founder Daniel Ramot lauded on Tuesday the recent launch of Via – New Jersey’s first on-demand public bus service – at a press conference at Jersey City Hall Annex.
Officials Announce Westward Expansion of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, 3/9/2020 - A new rail station and 3,700 feet of new track is coming to a corner of Jersey City that’s primed for a renaissance, as a mass transit project that’s been years in the making is finally moving forward.
Here’s how much Turnpike, Parkway tolls are going up and the projects it’ll pay for, 3/9/2020 - Drivers will get three opportunities to tell New Jersey Turnpike officials what they think about a toll increase proposal next week that could hike the price of a passenger car trip on the Turnpike by an average of $1.25 and Parkway tolls by 30 cents.
I-80 emergency structural steel repairs force lane closures. Expect delays., 3/6/20 - Emergency structural steel repair work on Route 80 forced multiple lane closure Friday morning and officials warned drivers to expect delays in the area.
FRA issues environmental assessment for Sawtooth Bridge replacement project, 3/5/2020 - The Federal Railroad Administration released an Environmental Assessment on Wednesday for the Sawtooth Bridge Replacement Project in New Jersey, advancing a key Gateway Program project that will increase capacity and reliability for Amtrak passengers and New Jersey Transit commuters on the Northeast Corridor.
Administration deals another blow to Gateway Tunnel, 3/5/2020 - WASHINGTON — The Trump administration placed a new roadblock in front of the Gateway Tunnel Wednesday when Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said that a required environmental impact statement won’t be coming any time soon.
First Staten Islander bikes across Goethals Bridge as shared-use path opens, 3/4/20 - With the sun shining brightly and the wind at his back, Westerleigh resident Mark Hermann became the first Staten Islander to bike across the Goethals Bridge.
To prevent coronavirus, airports, bus depots, and PATH trains intensify cleaning, 3/4/2020 - The Port Authority is the latest agency to join the regional cleaning of transportation facilities to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
The snow didn’t show, but the winter still brought potholes. Repairs start now., 3/4/2020 - tate Department of Transportation crews might have gotten a break from plowing snow this winter, but the birth of new potholes never seems to stop.
NJ Transit trains, buses to get extra cleaning during coronavirus threat, 3/4/2020 - NJ Transit trains, buses to get extra cleaning during coronavirus threat
NJ Transit light rail could revitalize overlooked Jersey City neighborhoods, 3/3/2020 - Gov. Phil Murphy and local officials from Jersey City are pushing ahead with an expansion of the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and adjacent mixed-use development, a project proponents say could spur investment in often-overlooked neighborhoods of the state’s second-largest city.
Gateway is not a patchwork mission. It is a national necessity | Editorial, 3/3/20 - Editorial - For roughly a decade, the plan for dealing with rising cross-Hudson rail traffic involved the construction of a new two-track tunnel as Step One.
Murphy’s Plan for NJ Transit: Where the Money’s Going to Come From NJ Spotlight, 3/2/20 - Amid New Jersey Transit’s continuing struggles with delays and major service disruptions, Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest state budget proposal calls for increasing direct support to it by more than $130 million.
Technical Assistance Award Received for ART Walk NJTPA Mention​, 3/2/2020 - The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation (NNJCF) is partnering with the City of Hackensack and the Together New Jersey (TNJ) consortium to develop a plan for converting the downtown Demarest Place pedestrian walkway into an ART Walk. 
Charging electric cars on the Turnpike will soon be as easy as stopping for coffee, 3/2/2020 - Tesla charging stations are being installed for the first time at six Turnpike service areas and more charging equipment is being added to two service areas that already have charging
I-80 ‘cave’ poses no short-term safety concerns New Jersery Herald, 2/28/20 - The “cave” under part of Interstate 80 in the Delaware Water Gap “poses no short-term safety concerns at this time, but the condition does need repair,” according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
Murphy: ‘too early to tell’ if corporate tax increase could help NJ Transit, 2/28/2020 - Gov. Phil Murphy declined to outright reject a proposed increase to the state’s corporate business tax for the highest-earning companies in New Jersey in order to fund NJ Transit.
More Pain for N.J. Commuters: Tunnel Repairs Could Cause Big Delays, 2/28/2020 - A standoff over financing for an $11 billion transportation project prompts the railroad to repair its century-old Hudson River tunnels.
Vehicle crashes decline at Goethals Bridge with wider lanes and cashless tolling, 2/27/2020 - ...The agency says crashes at the bridge overall have declined by 57 percent due to the construction of wider lanes and shoulders of the new Goethals Bridge and the new cashless tolling system when measured against crashes in the same period before the upgrade to the cashless tolling system.
Murphy slams Trump official idea that tunnels can be fixed without first building Gateway, 2/27/20 - The U.S. transportation secretary suggested Thursday that the existing Hudson River train tunnels could be repaired before building a new one, providing a new twist to the ongoing fight over federal funding for Gateway.
Jersey City’s new public ride-share service Via hits the streets, 2/26/20 - Jersey City’s new public transport service officially hit the road Tuesday. Mayor Steve Fulop announced Tuesday the launch of the city’s on-demand transit system in partnership with ride-sharing company Via. 
Murphy says it’s ‘too early to judge’ proposed toll hike for Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, 2/26/20 - A day after it was revealed tolls could go up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday he reserves the right to reject the plans in part or in whole, but it’s “to early to judge” what will happen.
Murphy flexes power to nix proposed NJ Turnpike, Parkway toll increases (updated) 2/26/2020 - Gov. Phil Murphy said he might veto a potential toll increase on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike if he is not happy with the results.
How cashless tolls made this N.J. bridge safer, 2/26/2020 - Cashless tolls and two new bridges with wider lanes are getting the credit for a 57% drop in crashes at the Goethals Bridge.
Turnpike Authority teams with Tesla to more than triple EV chargers, 2/26/2020 - New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners approved an agreement Tuesday that will bring new electric vehicle charging stations to eight Turnpike service areas, increasing the total of EV chargers on the Turnpike from 20 to 76.
Transportation secretary Chao addresses Gateway hold-up, pushes for 'innovative methods', 2/27/2020 - U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao told the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on Thursday that "a faster and more cost-effective method" should be pursued to fix the ailing Hudson River tunnels, instead of waiting to build new tunnels, as proposed in the stalled Gateway plan.
More cash and no fare hike for NJ Transit, but funding ills still plague agency, 2/25/20 - NJ Transit commuters would see the third straight year of increased state funding and no fare increases under Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed fiscal year 2021 state budget.
Sweeney Floats NJT Funding Plan with Constitutional Twist — New Amendments to Protect the Cash NJ Spotlight, 2/24/20 - New Jersey Transit would get $500 million in dedicated annual revenue from the state to bolster its overburdened operating budget under a plan proposed by Senate President Steve Sweeney.
Here's how much this mild winter is saving NJ in snow removal, 2/24/2020 - The lack of major snow and ice storms this winter is translating to a big fat “ka-ching” for agencies such as the state Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority when compared to the same period in 2019.
Passaic is ready to move abandoned trains to revitalize the area., 2/24/2020 - There was lots of activity and excitement this week in an overgrown lot that takes up half a block on the city's eastern border as workers prepared to remove long-dormant trains — the first of many steps to revitalize the area. 
Bayonne residents can now get permits to park in front of their private driveways, 2/24/2020 - More parking is coming to Bayonne, although no construction or redevelopment will be required.
N.J. DOT plans to replace pavement and increase safety on Route 31 in Clinton Twp., 2/20/20 - The state Department of Transportation will present a preliminary engineering design on Thursday to improve both the safety and pavement conditions of Route 31 from Routes 78 and 22 through to Graysrock Road in Clinton Township.
Bayonne to bond for $10M to build 2 pedestrian bridges over dangerous highway, 2/20/2020 - Rather than rely solely on state or federal funds, the city plans to issue $10 million in bonds to build pedestrian bridges over the notoriously dangerous roadway.
NJ ports energize economy with 400,000 jobs, $65B in business income, 2/20/2020 - Ports are essential to New Jersey’s economy, says USDOT director of the Office of Port Infrastructure Development in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration
America’s most congested road is in – you guessed it! – New Jersey, 2/19/20 - Traffic problems in Fort Lee are the worst in the country. The stretch of Interstate 95 where it meets Route 4 continues to be the most congested stretch of highway in America, according to a report issued Wednesday.
$144M in federal funding to revitalize NJ neighborhoods, 2/18/20 - U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats, on Tuesday announced the awarding of more than $144 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development to support the revitalization of communities across New Jersey.
The Portal triumph does not erase the mortal transit threat | Editorial, 2/16/2020 - As 200,000 daily riders know, there are times when the Portal Bridge is neither portal nor bridge.
Developers Could Have to Foot the Bill for Mass Transit Upgrades NJ Spotlight, 2/14/20 - Should developers pay for mass transit improvements near projects where they build? They already are asked sometimes to pay for upgrades to wastewater treatment plants, roads, and storm drainage facilities under current law.
Port Authority cites record-breaking year, OKs airport upgrades, new ferry and food market, 2/13/20 - A new commuter ferry, the next phase of renovations at JFK Airport and a new produce market got the green light at Thursday’s Port Authority board meeting.
New faces on NJ Transit board confront commuter outrage NJTV, 2/13/20 - In its first monthly meeting since being reinforced with new members, the board that oversees NJ Transit received a warm welcome and a cold reminder of the magnitude of the task that lies ahead in reforming the state’s troubled mass transit system.
A new commuter ferry to NYC on track to set sail in September, 2/13/2020 - Commuters tired of battling traffic in a growing Hudson County city are closer to getting a quick ferry ride across the river.
NJ Transit says it’s back on track to make deadline for $500M safety system, 2/13/20 - NJ Transit's critical program to install a federally mandated safety system by the end of the year is getting back on track.
We (and the environment) need more frequent buses, study tells NJ Transit, 2/12/20 - NJ Transit could increase ridership, get more people out of cars and reduce air pollution if the agency ran buses every 15 minutes on 14 routes identified in two studies commissioned by the New Jersey Sierra Club Chapter.
Feds greenlight funding for Portal Bridge but not Gateway, 2/11/2020 - WASHINGTON — Joy that the federal government finally green-lighted funding for the Portal Bridge was tempered when the Gateway Tunnel failed to win support.
Trump stiffed Gateway Tunnel while giving OK for Portal Bridge funding. Here’s why., 2/11/20 - Joy that the federal government finally green-lighted funding for the Portal Bridge was tempered when the Gateway Tunnel failed to win support.
Murphy clarifies electric vehicle rebate eligibility, 2/11/2020 - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has engaged the Center for Sustainable Energy to assist in developing and administering New Jersey’s electric vehicle incentive program, including full application details. Additional information regarding how to receive the rebate will be provided as the program is developed.
Sweeney to introduce amendment guaranteeing NJ Transit funding, 2/11/2020 - Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he plans to unveil a constitutionally dedicated source of funding for New Jersey Transit, one of the first major proposals from legislative leadership under the Murphy administration to bolster the agency’s finances.
Commuting chaos out of NYC is bound to happen again. Use my hacks to get home., 2/10/2020 - What can you do, when your regular way home goes awry in a nanosecond? As a former editor used to tell me, “be nimble” and use my commuting hacks.
Portal North Bridge can move to next phase with bump in status from federal agency, 2/10/2020 - The $1.8 billion project to replace the more than century-old bridge received a "medium-high" rating from the federal agency, up two pegs from the "medium-low" category. 
Newsstand and coffee shop upgraded at Secaucus Junction Station, 2/10/2020 - This is a part of NJ Transit’s efforts to increase non-farebox revenue and bring in money from other sources. Non-farebox revenue is any revenue made by NJ Transit that excludes fares paid by passengers.
Making the Case for Replacing NJ’s Municipal Streetlights with LED Lighting, 2/7/2020 - Local officials, utilities among those urging BPU to adopt the lighting, which is supposed to reduce energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions
Route 3 bridge closed since spring 2018 will reopen Wednesday night, 2/4/2020 - The state Department of Transportation has news that will be music to the ears of Lyndhurst and Rutherford residents, as well as anyone who uses Route 3: The Ridge Road Bridge will reopen to traffic on Wednesday night.
Port Authority sets passenger records in 2019 NJBiz, 2/4/2020 - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey established new records at the airports, seaport, PATH system, Goethals Bridge and Staten Island bridges in 2019.
Commuting nightmare crippled travel between N.J. and NYC. Here’s what caused it., 2/4/20 - A day after social media exploded with horror stories from commuters who were delayed 90 minutes or more on their way home, we’re getting a clearer picture of exactly what went wrong -- and why it could possibly happen again in the future.
Town is reimagining its downtown with massive $500M development, 2/4/20 - A $500 million dollar mixed-use redevelopment project is officially coming to East Brunswick, township officials announced at a press conference on Tuesday
Express E-ZPass lanes coming to busy N.J. Turnpike toll plaza, report says, 2/3/20 -  New E-ZPass express lanes coming to a busy New Jersey Turnpike toll plaza could save some Staten Islanders valuable time during their daily commute.
Feeling the squeeze? There are a record number of us traveling in N.J., 2/3/2020 - Feeling the squeeze? There are a record number of us traveling in N.J.
Hillsborough Lawmaker Proposes Immediate EZ-Pass Receipts, 3/3/2020 - TRENTON, NJ – Thousands of commuters travel through E-ZPass toll booths daily. Aiming to ensure residents are notified expeditiously of an overcharge on their account, Assemblymen Roy Freiman, a Hillsborough resident, and Daniel Benson are sponsors of legislation that would immediately notify customers of a toll fee.
Somerville Asks New Jersey to Reduce Speed limit on Route 28, 3/3/2020 - SOMERVILLE, NJ - Ongoing concerns with pedestrian safety and motorists ignoring speed limit signs on Route 28 has prompted the Borough Council to seek a remedy from the state Department of Transportation.
Bergenfield and Fair Lawn boosting pedestrian safety NJTPA Mention, 2/3/20 - Flashing beacons, speed radars and striped crosswalks are some of the improvements coming to Fair Lawn and Bergenfield, a result of $50,000 pedestrian safety grants the two towns received. 
Gateway sees itself in congressional chairs’ $760B infrastructure plan, 1/29/20 - The chairs of three U.S. House Committees released a framework on Wednesday for a five-year, $760 billion investment in infrastructure they believe would address America’s most urgent capital investment needs.
State Auditor Issues Report Sharply Critical of NJ Transit, 2/3/20 - A new audit of NJ Transit’s rail operations echoes previous dim assessments of the state’s chief mass transit system, showing it to be behind schedule and over budget on an important safety initiative and beset by delayed and canceled trains, many of them due to preventable causes.
One of the Turnpike’s busiest toll plazas is getting express lanes, 1/28/2020 - Express E-ZPass lanes are coming to one of the NJ Turnpike’s busiest toll plazas, that serves both Interchange 16E to the Lincoln Tunnel and 18E to I-80 and the George Washington Bridge.
$3M announced in Transit Village, Safe Streets to Transit & Bikeways grants, 1/28/2020 - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday local aid grants totaling $3 million to help 13 municipalities advance projects designed to improve the quality of life for residents without burdening local property tax-payers. 
N.Y. got an advocate to help drivers settle toll fines. Does N.J. need one, too?, 1/28/2020 - An E-Zpass sign tells drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike the electronic toll system has collected their toll. Drivers, who have a toll dispute in New York, can turn to a newly created advocate to help when there is a violation.
Jersey City Officials Move to Adopt Parking Tax Targeting Out-of-Towners, 1/27/2020 - Now, armed with a new state law, Jersey City is looking to change the terms of the financial equation for commuters who opt to drive into town.
Murphy PACT looks to energize state’s response to climate change, 1/27/20 - On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 100, directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to make sweeping regulatory reforms, branded as Protecting Against Climate Threats (PACT), to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change.
Op-Ed: Addressing the Challenges of Transitioning NJ to a New Energy Future, 1/27/2020 - With state’s Energy Master Plan to be announced today, we need to take a step back to ensure that decisions are well-informed and based on evidence
'Zachary’s Law' Commemorates Life Of Ben Simmons' Cousin New Jersey News Network, 1/23/2020 — A new law commemorates the life of Zachary Simmons, the 21-year-old man who died in Hoboken in June 2016 after being hit by a vehicle that subsequently left the scene.
Bus company ends two routes between George Washington Bridge and Rockland The Record, 1/22/2020 — Some bus commuters in Bergen County and Rockland County will have to find a new way to get into New York City, after the Port Authority severed ties with a carrier.
Community meeting announced regarding Hoboken’s Marshall Street Substation, 1/23/2020 - Community meeting announced regarding Hoboken’s Marshall Street Substation
United Airlines, PANYNJ plan upgrades for Newark Airport restrooms United Airlines, PANYNJ plan upgrades for Newark Airport restrooms, 1/23/2020 - The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is investing $19 million and United Airlines is ponying up another $25 million to modernize restroom facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport.
Murphy cool on permanent revenue source for NJ Transit, 1/23/2020 - While legislative leaders and public transportation advocates have lined up behind an effort to establish a dedicated and recurring source of revenue for New Jersey Transit, Gov. Phil Murphy playing it close to the vest on the concept.
Another light rail stop coming to Hoboken? Mayor, NJ Transit meet to discuss possibility The Jersey Journal, 1/22/2020 — Northwest Hoboken has managed to draw new businesses and residents despite not having an immediate transit hub. But as major redevelopment for the area takes shape, a light rail stop could come with it.
Commuters rest easy – NJ Transit to avoid fare hikes in coming year NJ BIZ, 1/22/2020 — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday morning that he would not hike fares for bus and rail riders at New Jersey Transit for the coming fiscal year, which runs July 1 to June 30, 2021.
Opinion: NJ Transit just had its best week in years, 1/21/20 - NJ Transit was covered in just 20 sentences of Gov. Murphy’s State of the State address Tuesday.
Sarnoski Joins NJTPA Executive Board NJTPA Mention
Inside Warren, 1/21/20 - Warren County Freeholder Jason J. Sarnoski was elected Secretary of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), a key post on the Executive Board, at its January 13 Board of Trustees meeting.
Murphy announces no NJ Transit fare hike for commuters for 2020, 11/21/2020 - There will be no fare hikes for NJ Transit commuters in 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday morning.
Murphy signs electric vehicles incentives measure NJBIZ, 1/17/20 - Gov. Phil Murphy on Jan. 17 signed into law a bill providing incentives and rebates toward purchases of electric vehicles.
Aggressive Program to Electrify NJ Transportation Ready to Launch Today NJ Spotlight, 1/17/20 - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected today to sign a bill viewed as one of the most comprehensive programs any state in the nation has put in place to electrify its transportation system.
United introduces hourly shuttle service from Newark to DC, 1/17/20 - United says it will operate the world’s only two-cabin, 50-seat regional aircraft – the Bombardier CRJ-550 – on most flights. The airline says tickets for the 13 daily flights will be available for purchase beginning Jan. 18 and that service starts on March 29.
Advocates for people with disabilities detail obstacles in traveling NJ Transit, 1/16/20 - “Living independently, finding and maintaining competitive employment or socializing with friends and family are only possible with reliable transportation,” said Tom Buffato, executive director for ARC of New Jersey.
Hillsborough Gets $500,000 to Help Ease Route 206 Truck Traffic, 1/16/20 - TRENTON, NJ - State Assemblyman Roy Freiman (D-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) announced Thursday that Hillsborough will be receiving $500,000 from the state after Gov. Phil Murphy released $121 million in earmarked state funds that had been frozen in the summer, as a safeguard against tax collections falling short.
The Bridge to and From Paradise: LBI, That Is - 1/16/20 - Depending on who you talk to, the bridge going from the mainland to LBI has a few names. Some call it the Causeway, although it is formally known as the Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has another label for the seemingly endless bridge construction. The various aspects of the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project aren’t scheduled to conclude until 2024.
Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett Elected First Vice-Chair of North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority NJTPA Mention
TAP into Wayne, 1/16/20 — Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett was elected First Vice-Chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) at the Jan. 13 Board of Trustees meeting.
Sweeney’s NJ Transit Panel Fields Complaints from Riders with Disabilities NJ Spotlight, 1/17/20 - The difficulties riders with disabilities face when using NJ Transit’s trains and buses was the focus Thursday of the third in a series of legislative hearings on the continuing deficiencies of the state’s mass transportation system.
Top transit expert nominated to NJ Transit’s board of directors, 1/15/20 - Gov. Phil Murphy made two more nominations to NJ Transit’s board of directors this week, NJ Advance Media has learned. One would seat a transit expert and Raritan Valley Line rider and the other repeats an earlier nomination of a Democratic official who worked on his campaign.
Ferry commuters should see some relief soon. Biggest vessel is back in service., 1/15/20 - Mechanical problems that plagued NY Waterway this month could be abating after a big boat that was on the sidelines is scheduled to return to service Wednesday.
Springfield Town Hall Hosts Presentation on NJDOT Morris Ave. Bridge Project, 1/15/19 - SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In anticipation of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) project scheduled to start in later this decade, the township hosted an information presentation at the municipal building from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
MOTBY ferry terminal to open in September, 1/15/19 - The ferry terminal slated for construction at the former Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne (MOTBY) will open in September.
Ferry commuters should see some relief soon. Biggest vessel is back in service., 1/15/20 - Mechanical problems that plagued NY Waterway this month could be abating after a big boat that was on the sidelines is scheduled to return to service Wednesday.
Springfield Town Hall Hosts Presentation on NJDOT Morris Ave. Bridge Project, 1/15/19 - SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In anticipation of a New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) project scheduled to start in later this decade, the township hosted an information presentation at the municipal building from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon.
Murphy signs law requiring NJ Transit to study Raritan Valley 'one-seat ride' to Penn, 1/14/20 - The Raritan Valley Line's "one-seat ride" into Penn Station New York will be studied by NJ Transit and a report must be issued in July, according to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday.
NJ Transit Governing Board Gets New Members, Ending Lengthy Stalemate over Nominees, 1/14/20 - Decision made on last full day of legislative session, brings board closer to its full complement of 13.
Roxbury's DeFillippo to Head state Transportation Planning Authority NJTPA Mention
TAP into Roxbury, 1/13/2020 —Roxbury resident Kathy DeFillippo, a Morris County freeholder, was elected Monday to a 2-year term as chair of the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA).
Murphy to decide on bill creating EV incentives and statewide program, 1/14/20 - The state Legislature sent Gov. Phil Murphy a long-stalled bill that would dramatically ramp up New Jersey’s electric vehicle market over the next decade.
Coalition presses Trump on $14B Hudson River tunnel replacement, 1/13/20 - The Build Gateway Now Coalition issued a statement on Jan. 10 in response to President Donald Trump’s comments... 
NJ Transit to conduct study on Raritan Valley/NYC one-seat rail service, 1/13/20 - The report will be required to include findings concerning why service was initially suspended, historical and expected ridership for the direct rail service to New York City; action that NJ Transit would be required to take in order to provide the service; the amount of time those actions are expected to take; the cost to provide the service; and any factors that may delay or increase the cost of providing the service.
NJ Congressman's Plans for a 'Clean Economoy' by 2050 NJ 101.5, 1/13/20 - The window for limiting catastrophic climate-related disasters is closing, federal lawmakers say. So members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone, have a plan to get the United States to a "100% clean economy" in the next 30 years.
NJ Transit line’s new eco-friendly engines will mean fewer delays, agency says, 1/10/20 - All 20 trains on the 34-mile long River Line -- which runs between Trenton and Camden -- are scheduled to receive new diesel engines that meet higher environmental standards and are more fuel efficient, said Nathan Rudy, an NJ Transit spokesman.
Route 18 Signs Now Point To Paul Robeson Boulevard, 1/10/20 - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has replaced signage along Route 18 to reflect the city's renaming of Commercial Avenue in honor of actor/singer/activist Paul Robeson.
NY Waterway rents boats to bring ferry service back to normal, 1/10/20 - NY Waterway officials said they have enough vessels operating to run regularly scheduled ferry service after a week’s work of mechanical problems and other issues that resulted in fewer boats to provide regularly scheduled service.
Bridge linking 2 Jersey Shore towns to close for emergency repairs, 1/8/2020 — A bridge that links Avon-by-the-Sea and Belmar will soon close for several months of emergency repairs, officials said.
NJDOT commissioner elected to IBTTA board NJBIZ, 1/8/2020 — The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association elected New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti as its second vice president, the organization announced Wednesday.
Port Authority hires general manager for New Jersey airports NJBIZ, 1/8/20 — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey hired James Gill to be general manager of New Jersey airports, covering Newark Liberty International Airport and Teterboro Airport.
NJ May Require High-Hazard Trains to Disclose Routes, Contents NJ 101.5, 1/8/20 - Legislation imposing new requirements on high-hazard trains traveling through New Jersey, including online disclosure of their routes and contents and consequences of a possible spill, is scheduled for final approval in a Monday vote.
Amtrak, NJ Transit invest $7.2M to upgrade NY Penn Station, 1/7/20 - Amtrak and New Jersey Transit are investing $7.2 million in a project that began Jan. 7 with a refresh of the Amtrak Concourse ticketed waiting area at New York Penn Station on the Upper Level and 8th Avenue side
What would Penn Station expansion mean for New Jersey commuters? The Record, 1/7/2020 — During Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s more than 5,200-word address Monday announcing plans to expand Penn Station a block south, New Jersey was sparsely mentioned.
Key Day for Jump-Starting NJ’s Transition to Electric Vehicles NJ Spotlight, 1/6/20 - Following intense negotiations over legislation to electrify state’s transportation sector, members of three legislative committees get to vote today on a revised bill
Penn Station expansion plan to include eight new tracks, increase capacity by 40 percent The Record, 1/6/2020 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans Monday to add eight new tracks and a new entrance to New York Penn Station, as part of an expansive overhaul to the embattled train station.
Lawmakers drive ahead bill expanding NJ electric vehicle access, 1/6/20 - State lawmakers are rushing a long-stalled bill before the lame duck session ends next week that would dramatically ramp up the New Jersey’s electric vehicle market over the next decade.
Route 206 Bypass Project on Schedule for Completion in 2020, 1/5/20 - HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Mayor Doug Tomson, township residents and motorists who have to wrestle with chronic the congestion on Route 206 are looking forward to the end of the year, by which time the long-awaited 4-mile Route 206 Bypass is expected to open...
Here’s how N.J. gas prices could rise because of conflict in Iran, 1/4/20 - Gas prices may have a turbulent January after U.S. air strikes killed Iran’s top general on Friday, but experts don’t expect it to change forecasts for slightly lower gas prices in later 2020.
Tolls going up on bridges, tunnels to NYC starting Sunday, 1/4/20 - The first Monday of 2020 brings more than just the dreary start of another work week for commuters using Port Authority Bridges and Tunnels.
Coalition calls for federal action to spur $14B Hudson River tunnel replacement, 1/3/20 - Build Gateway Now is comprised of more than 40 civic, labor, business and elected groups who know Gateway is a critical priority for the region and the nation’s economy. 
Port Authority breaks passenger, cargo records in November 2019, 1/3/20 - The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates Newark Liberty Internationa